VIDEO | Jimi Manuwa challenges former boxing heavyweight champ

March 18, 2017 9:20 pm by Chris Taylor

Jimi Manuwa challenges former boxing heavyweight champ David Haye to a fight inside the squared circle.

Fresh off his sensational one punch knockout victory over Corey Anderson in last night’s UFC Fight Night 107 main event. Perennial light heavyweight contender Jimi Manuwa issued a challenge to former boxing heavyweight champion David Haye.

“I want the winner out of DC and Rumble.” Manuwa stated. “It is time for a title shot now! I want the winner of DC and Rumble Johnson.”

He continued:

“And listen one more thing. David Haye, Let’s do this!”

UFC commentator Dan Hardy went on to ask Manuwa what he would prefer first David Haye or a UFC title shot.

“Yea 100% (I want the UFC title shot first). That is what I work for. That is what I go to training everyday for. When I first started mixed martial arts that is all I wanted was the title and that is what I am working for. I believe that is going to be my next fight!”

Jimi Manuwa has now won two fights in a row, both via knockout, as he had previously turned out the lights on Ovince Saint Preux this past October.

With that said, “The Poster Boy” has gone 3-2 in his past five contests overall, suffering knockout losses to Anthony Johnson and Alexander Gustafsson in that time.

Meanwhile, former boxing heavyweight champion David Haye is coming off a TKO loss to Tony Bellew which occurred earlier this month in London.

Prior to the setback, the 36-year-old boxer was on a three-fight win streak which included a TKO victory over Dereck Chisora that earned him the WBO International heavyweight title.

At the UFC Fight Night 107 post-fight press conference, Jimi Manuwa stated that he would like to fight David Haye on the undercard of the anticipated Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor super fight.

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